In many ways week 1 is the most important week ... indeed every time I've run this programme people start changing shape before the first week is out, either by reducing weight or inches.
There is no diet advice here ... no diet plan, nor food tips beyond discussing fats, carbohydrates, proteins and sugars. I'm not a dietician nor nutritionist, although I am qualified in anatomy, physiology and pathology and have trained in nutrition as part of continuing my professional therapist development.
By the end of this programme you will understand how your body works, the impact of certain food stuffs on both appetite and fat stores. Oh, and it's bad news on the exercise front ... calories in does not equal calories out. I know there's a whole industry around this backed up by successive governments ... make up your own mind when you get the facts.
This programme is all about returning to YOUR natural appetite. Your body has it's own innate wisdom and this programme will help you peel off the layers of programming, from previous diet advice and unhelpful eating habits (albeit installed with the best intentions originally).
There are 4 major factors that directly affect our size and shape which will be demystified this week:
Mindfulness - becoming a conscious eater. There are no 'banned' foods and if you respect your appetite you will be able to eat what you like. However, you will probably significantly reduced refined sugar and
Emotional Eating - most people are emotional eaters, but not in the way you may think, the stress connection is a wake-up in this regard
Stress - most especially the stress hormones, you'll understand how stress impacts hormone levels that directly affect fat storage and metabolism
This week is all about Self-Awareness ... and taking stock.
So... get your measuring tape at the ready ... throw away the scales, ok if it's too much don't throw them away, but weight is no longer your number 1 measure.
Actions: Take your measurements
KICK OFF Call ~ 9th September
STRESS!Factor ~ 1/2 Stress Hormones and the Cortisol impact